Job Description

Automation Engineer - Co. Waterford

Ref No: DT17624

County Waterford, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Automation Engineer - County Waterford.

Job Summary:

The Automation Engineer monitors the quality and efficiency performance of assigned product lines and provides support in driving continuous improvement through process development, root cause analysis and systematic problem solving.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support design, buy-off, installation and validation of automated production lines.
  • Process Characterisation / Optimisation (DFMEA’s, PFMEA’s DOE’s etc.).
  • Lead systematic technical root cause investigations.
  • Support production line ramp to achieve mature production targets.
  • Develops and implements production/processing methods and controls to meet quality standards in the most efficient manner for new and existing manufacturing processes.
  • Monitors the manufacturing process, troubleshooting problem processes and assisting in resolving quality issues.
  • Drive continuous improvement projects.
  • Manage assigned project budgets; liaise with customers and contractors as required.
  • Support technical training.
  • Support all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with GMP in all practices, recording of events and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all learnings from all GMP training events.

Interested applicants should have:

  • Systematic troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong leadership of technical issue resolution.
  • Lean Six Sigma skills an advantage.
  • Be able to provide innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Good data analysis skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, MS Project.
  • CAD experience desirable.

Honours Degree in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering or similar discipline.
At least 3-6 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment (ideally high-volume automated assembly). 
Travel as necessary to support equipment buy-offs and training at vendor / customer sites


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